Empyrean is a four-piece local rock band that hails from the northwest suburbs of Chicago. The group is known for their high-energy performances along with melodic, riff-heavy songs that refuse to get out of your head. Empyrean's mission quite frankly is to put the "R" back into Rock. Last year, they independently released their debut album, "Life Without Hell." Through word-of-mouth buzz and a do-it-yourself aesthetic, the band has built a large local following. Now, with the release of their new 6 song E.P. entitled "Beautiful Reality," Empyrean aspires to be much more than just a local band.